The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 54, No. 12, Ed. 1 Wednesday, December 5, 1973 Page: 3 of 12
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P^cember 5, 1973 The J-TAC Page 3
B. W. Stevenson Performs for TSU Audience
by Bob Hill
Despite a faulty sound system
and a late arrival, B.W. Stevenson
came to TSU last Thursday night
and played to a very warm,
The concert, held in Wisdoni
Gym, had seating on both sides of
the gym witli no seats on the
floor—that is to begin with.
Because of the sound difficulties,
the crowd rushed to the stadium,
floor and sat around the band.
Stevenson seemed to get a kick
out of this chain of events. After
: everyone had gotten seated he
commented, "Ya'll sure are nice,
your sitting on the floor and all.
Sitting off there on the sides you
can'rfv,1te'll whether people, are
enjoying you or shooting you the
This seemed to set the. mood
- for' the entire fevening. In an
interview conducted; earlier that
< evening, Stevenson talked 'of his
ROTC to Host Informal Coffee
The department of military
science will host an informal
coffee for all Tarleton coeds
Monday; Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. in
Conference Room C of the
Student Center according to Lt.
Col, Lee R. Solley, professor of
Lt. Col. Patricia Bouldin, a
career Women's- Army Corps
officer, will be the guest speaker
and will discuss various aspects of
the coed ROTC program at
Tarleton. She is currently assigned
to the Advertising and
Information Division of the Third
JtOTC Region'Headquarters at Ft.
career and his ideas on various I
His group, consisting of three
people otfier than himself, has not
been with him his entire career. "I
used to have a guy with me when
I first started out, but mostly I've
been on my own," he stated. His
performance consisted of his old
hits, all of which were good.
However, "Five O'Clock on a
Texas Mbrning," "On My Own,"
"Say What I Feel," and "My
Maria" were' the songs that stole
V StevenSon writes very-deep and
moving songs with the lyrics
always-painting a picture or telling
a story. " 'On My Own' was
written for a person 1 knew. You
reajly can't,look at the words and
say I mean this or that—you get
out of music what you want to
get out of it," Stevenson stated.
Stevenson^ while known for his
songs, has. be.ea. receiving his share
■of publicity lately due to national
television radio and concerts. "I
enjoy all kitids of performances;
T.V., concerts, etc., or I wouldn't
| f|ioiit. T.hejio performances help by
giving ' the perforrner more
exposure^ I did a Midriight Special
and that was okay. I also did
American Bandstand. That was
okay too —I'd $ve it a 78.
Working with Dick Clark is an
experience. I didn't see him but for
.about five minutes, but I like
Dickie," commented Stevenson.
Stevenson wasn't too upset-
over the sound system difficulties.
Playing all these years, he said,
,some difficult circumstances were
bound to arise, and did. "About
five years ago my zipper broke
while I was on stage," he said.
"Being able to work with
people like 'Dickie' Clark, Michael
Murphy, and Steve Fromholz is
bound to be an influence on you.
can't really say that one person
was a particular influence on me
when 1 was growing up; I listened
to all kinds of good music. There
is one person who I really look up
to today though, and that's John
Stewart," he said.
Stevenson, being an integral
part of the so called "NeVv Texas
Music Scene" is all for it. "I think
it's a good deal. It's been around
for a long time, and I'm glad
people are finally beginning to
realize that it's here!"
Some performers, after they
reach a certain leyel^ feel.it is their
duty to givS advice to young
performers. Stevenson said of this,
"I don't give advice and I don't
take advice either. I just tell
people, 'I'll leave you alone if
you'll leave me alone.' "
Give him a
Further information can be
obtained by calling 968-3211,
contacting Capt. Richard Garlitz,
or going by Room 108 in Wisdom
A Christmas dinner will be held
at the Canterbury House at
6:30 p.m. Dec. 11. According to
the Rev. Mr. Washington all
students are invited to attend, but
should contact him by Dec. 10 for
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